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WSP USA Senior Environmental Mining Specialist in Reno, Nevada

Role Overview

We have a career opportunity for a Senior Environmental Mining Specialist with 7 – 10+ of mine permitting and compliance experience.

Do you have experience with mining permitting and compliance? Do you enjoy the technical challenges of mine permitting, leading technical professionals and developing new work? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering and environmental consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

Location: We prefer that this individual work in either our Denver, CO or Reno, NV offices. Depending on candidate preference, this individual can work in our Salt Lake City, UT, Elko, NV or Helena, MT offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Will be the technical lead to support mine permitting projects and support business development associated with environmental services for the mining industry.

  • The position is approximately 80% office and 20% field work on a variety of projects primarily in the mining industry..

  • Office work involve researching literature and regulatory requirements; preparing reports, permit applications and other documents.

  • Interprets data. With experience, may write complete reports.

  • Prepares field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports.

  • Follows company safety standards and site safety standards in accordance with WSP policy.

  • Will travel to project sites throughout Colorado and the western US. Approximately 20% overnight travel.

  • Meet with clients, review RFP’s and prepare proposals for a variety of projects.

Role Requirements

  • BS or MS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related scientific discipline or technical field.

  • 7 - 10+ years of related experience.

  • Must be a self starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Skilled at basic or standard field procedures and techniques.

  • Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office.

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.

  • Experience with business development and proposal preparation.

  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as required. May include weekend work.

  • Willingness to travel to project sites in Colorado and surrounding states. Approximate 20% overnight travel.

  • Must background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bureau of Land Management and/or US Forest Service project experience.

  • Experience with state and local agencies involved with permitting of mines

  • NEPA knowledge and experience.

  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act delineating/permitting experience a plus

  • OSHA and or MSHA certificates

Physical Demands

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions.

  • Ability to hike, lift equipment and willingness to work extended hours (10+ hour days), as needed.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.

Compensation: Expected Salary (Colorado only): $95,000 - $125,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position within the state of Colorado, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.